Don’t get hacked! Update your WordPress plugins before it’s too late.

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It used to be that hackers targeted corporate websites containing sensitive financial or customer information such as credit card numbers and personal information. In recent years, several of our small business clients with relatively simple informational websites have been hacked by malicious software. Hackers write code that automatically scans the web and identifies vulnerabilities within websites running older, expired software. Once a weak…Read more »

Content is Queen: Strategies for Creating Compelling Website Content

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content is queen
As the senior project manager here at Executionists, I’ve held many clients’ proverbial hands through the web development process. We, the web designers and developers, are thoroughly linear in our thinking: here’s our process, here’s what we need, when we need it, thank you very much. However, I’ve found over the years that clients can…Read more »

WordPress 4.0 – better, but what if you’re WordPressphobic?

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WordPress, the most popular website and blogging framework in the world, just released version 4.0, named “Benny” in honor of jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman. Wordpress 4.0 includes several needed improvements but we doubt if this will encourage many of our clients to crack the admin and manage their own content. "There are 2 types…Read more »

Helping non-profits save money with sound content management platforms

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We’re rapidly becoming a go-to shop for helping non-profits take their web presence to the next level. Recently we worked with Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation, an organization dedicated to combating obesity and bringing fitness and health to middle and high school students nationwide. They came to us with a website that had only a…Read more »

Our 4(.0) Favorite Updates for WordPress 4.0

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WordPress 4.0
Wordpress 4.0 is scheduled to release on August 13th, 2014.  One of our favorite CMS’s is getting a litany of new features that will improve the user experience. In this article I’ll be discussing some of our favorite new features and how to give 4.0 a test drive.   Wordpress 4.0 contains many enhancements that…Read more »

Case Study: Border Grill Restaurants

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Background: Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are celebrated chefs who have been operating restaurants together and independently for decades. When the project was initiated, there were two static, html websites co-mingled together serving content, one for the restaurants and one for their blog and cookbooks. We worked closely with their IT Director, Peter Barrett,…Read more »

Case study: LidoAdvisors.com and LidoConsultants.com

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lido advisors financial case study
Background: Lido Advisors is a Beverly Hills-based financial services firm specializing in ultra-high net worth individuals and families. They operate two distinct consulting groups focused on different market segments and have satellite offices in Dallas, San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe (CA), Colorado, and New York City.   Components: Website redesign/development Responsive design Hosting technical support…Read more »

If My Website Works, Why Should I Care If It’s Hacked?

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I was enjoying a flight of Belgium beers at the local Yard House with my friend Jayme Check, a business management consultant at Quantum Leap.  I was telling him about a new series of website maintenance services we are offering. The services center on updating and maintaining websites built on Wordpress, Magento and Drupal platforms…Read more »

WordPress v3.6 is here, (and it’s loaded with a ton of new features!)

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At Executionists we’ve been awaiting the release of WordPress version 3.6 for months.  Now that it’s finally here, we’re excited to share with you the v3.6 editing and publishing improvements to the CMS/blogging platform including a refreshed design, new features and bug fixes. v3.6 includes many new features including better post formats, more audio &…Read more »

Choosing The Right CMS System For Your Website

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Editors Note: This is a guest article contributed by Alex Zokaei. Content Management Systems have quickly become the most used web developer tools used in web design. Open source content management systems allows for quicker and less time consuming methods for updating the website after completion. This article will discuss the features and benefits of using…Read more »